Dr. Marnee Spierer is the Chief of Radiation Oncology Clinical Operations at our hospital near Phoenix. Board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Spierer is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American Board of Radiology. She has presented study findings at numerous local and national clinical meetings. Her investigations have focused on post-mastectomy radiation, soft tissue sarcoma, women’s oncology and other areas of expertise. She has served as a principal investigator and co-principal investigator for various clinical trials, and her research has been published in prominent, peer-reviewed medical journals. She has also contributed chapters to several radiation oncology books.
While undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, subssequent to months of chemo (during which my nutrition questions were never addressed), I was told by my radiation oncologist to avoid green tea and blueberries. That was it!
“Not even one cup of green tea?” No.”
She didn’t mention antioxidants–though I guessed that’s what she was driving at–or mention any other foods that might be high in antioxidants too. She offered no other guidelines.
Slapdash, infuriating, ludicrous.